Jan
11
Sat
Business Start-up Workshop
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Business Start-up Workshop

If you are a New Jersey entrepreneur who is planning to start or has recently started a small business, this course is for you! Become more knowledgeable about the different types of business entities available along with their legal/tax implications. Learn how to register a business, examine setting up bookkeeping records, taxation, and understanding financial statements, money needs, payroll, insurance, and licensing. Do you have pressing start-up questions? Get answers at this workshop, register today!

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $97

CODE: XBUSD 001

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Note: BRING Lunch – food service is not open on Saturdays

Jan
21
Tue
Recordkeeping for Small Business
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The course is 6 hours (2 sessions – 3 hours each)
Tues., January 21st AND Thurs., January 23rd, 6 pm – 9 pm

Gain an understanding of primary financial statements, including their development, their use, and effective methods of analysis. With hands-on instruction in business and accounting software programs, participants will learn the general accounting cycle and how it reflects business transactions.

Instructor: Julius Lodato

Fee: $99

Course Code: XBUSD 043

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Jan
22
Wed
Creating a Social Media Strategy for your Business
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Get your goals in gear with this new workshop! Your business social media strategy should be integrated within your overall marketing strategy.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to implement a successful social media program by focusing on goals, appropriate social media channels for target markets, creating social media calendar, implementation and return on investment. Participants to walk out the door with a strategic social media plan of action.

NOTE: If you are interested in our new Digital Blueprint Certificate, this social media workshop is the first required workshop for the Digital Blueprint Certificate program.

NOTE: If you are interested in our new Digital Blueprint Certificate, this social media workshop is the first required workshop for the Digital Blueprint Certificate Program.

Instructor: Susan Wilcox

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 079  

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Jan
25
Sat
Writing a Business Plan
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Writing a Business Plan

Even the most skeptical banker can be persuaded positively with a convincing business plan. Comprehensive plans include sales forecasts, market identification, resources, personnel, cash flow, and income projections. Learn how your finished plan should look, what’s to be included, which language to use and what information to present and in what format your plans are clearly convincing.

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $65

CODE: XBUSD 008

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Note: BRING Lunch – food service is not open on Saturdays

Financing a Small Business
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Interested in starting a business or expanding an existing business? Need financial assistance? This workshop will address these issues by providing information on determining money needs, SBA loans, venture capital, working with local banks, use of a business plan to secure financing, services provided by the Small Business Development Center.

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $60

CODE: XBUSD 009

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Note: BRING Lunch – food service is not open on Saturdays

Jan
28
Tue
Content Marketing and Blogging (Held at Ocean County College)
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Content is King and that is because content helps your website place higher in the search engine rankings, helps your business attract potential customers with valuable information and allows you to establish thought-leadership and industry expertise in your area. In this workshop participants will learn how to create content that drives sales, build an editorial calendar that will help you know when and what to write on your social media platforms and the basics of effective blogging.

An overview of best practices and ample time for Q&A and how to demonstrations will be provided.

NOTE: If you are interested in our Digital Blueprint Certificate, this social media workshop can count towards the Digital Blueprint Certificate Program requirements.

Instructor: Susan Wilcox

Fee: $69

Course Code: CECI 724

Register: Call (732) 255-0404 or Register Online for Ocean County College.

Feb
5
Wed
Content Marketing and Blogging
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Content is King and that is because content helps your website place higher in the search engine rankings, helps your business attract potential customers with valuable information and allows you to establish thought-leadership and industry expertise in your area. In this workshop participants will learn how to create content that drives sales, build an editorial calendar that will help you know when and what to write on your social media platforms and the basics of effective blogging.

An overview of best practices and ample time for Q&A and how to demonstrations will be provided.

NOTE: If you are interested in our Digital Blueprint Certificate, this social media workshop can count towards the Digital Blueprint Certificate Program requirements.

Instructor: Susan Wilcox

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 094  

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Feb
8
Sat
Business Start-up Workshop (Held at Ocean County College)
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Business Start-up Workshop

If you are a New Jersey entrepreneur who is planning to start or has recently started a small business, this course is for you! Become more knowledgeable about the different types of business entities available along with their legal/tax implications. Learn how to register a business, examine setting up bookkeeping records, taxation, and understanding financial statements, money needs, payroll, insurance, and licensing. Do you have pressing start-up questions? Get answers at this workshop, register today!

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $97

CODE: CEBM 231-01

Register: Call (732) 255-0404 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Note: BRING Lunch – food service is not open on Saturdays

Feb
22
Sat
Writing a Business Plan (Held at Ocean County College)
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Writing a Business Plan

Even the most skeptical banker can be persuaded positively with a convincing business plan. Comprehensive plans include sales forecasts, market identification, resources, personnel, cash flow, and income projections. Learn how your finished plan should look, what’s to be included, which language to use and what information to present and in what format your plans are clearly convincing.

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $65

CODE: CEBM 233-01

Register: Call (732) 255-0404 or Register Online for Ocean County College.

Note: BRING Lunch – food service is not open on Saturdays

Mar
14
Sat
Business Start-up Workshop
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Business Start-up Workshop

If you are a New Jersey entrepreneur who is planning to start or has recently started a small business, this course is for you! Become more knowledgeable about the different types of business entities available along with their legal/tax implications. Learn how to register a business, examine setting up bookkeeping records, taxation, and understanding financial statements, money needs, payroll, insurance, and licensing. Do you have pressing start-up questions? Get answers at this workshop, register today!

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $97

CODE: XBUSD 001

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Note: BRING Lunch – food service is not open on Saturdays

Mar
17
Tue
Introduction to WordPress
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to WordPress @ Brookdale Community College

Intro to WordPress

33% of websites use WordPress, one of the most popular website Content Management Systems available. You’ll learn how to set up your own website using self-hosted WordPress. We’ll explain: web hosting, installation, theme selection, plugins to provide functionality, and we’ll make sure you know how to keep all your hard work backed up and secure.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 107

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Mar
18
Wed
Social Media – Using Twitter and Instagram
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Is your business ready to expand its social media reach to include the use of hashtags, microblogging and images?

Twitter and Instagram are social networks that focus on short messages and images that optimize the use of hashtags for search. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics and benefits of creating a presence on these two platforms. An overview of best practices and ample time for Q&A and how-to demonstrations will be provided.

NOTE: If you are interested in our Digital Blueprint Certificate, this social media workshop is counted towards the Digital Blueprint Certificate Program requirements.

Instructor: Susan Wilcox

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 082  

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Mar
19
Thu
Email Marketing for Small Business
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’ve built your website. Now it’s time to develop an email marketing program. Learn how to build customer loyalty, increase website traffic, and sales. Start by selecting a vendor. Develop strategies for growing your email lists. Learn how to develop compelling content. Review how to create your emails, style guidelines, and frequency of emails. Finally, assess the results of your email marketing

Instructor: Riina Van Rixoort

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 089  

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Mar
24
Tue
Introduction to Search Engine Advertising
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Intro to Search Engine Advertising

Learn the basics of running text ads on search engine result pages to help your business be found by consumers. Intended for beginners, this class will explain how to start using Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords). It explains how to identify keyword phrases that consumers may use to find your business, write text ads, prepare website landing pages, and set up your first paid search engine advertising campaign.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 087

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Mar
28
Sat
Writing a Business Plan
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 am

Writing a Business Plan

Even the most skeptical banker can be persuaded positively with a convincing business plan. Comprehensive plans include sales forecasts, market identification, resources, personnel, cash flow, and income projections. Learn how your finished plan should look, what’s to be included, which language to use and what information to present and in what format your plans are clearly convincing.

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $65

CODE: XBUSD 008

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Note: BRING Lunch – food service is not open on Saturdays

Financing a Small Business
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Interested in starting a business or expanding an existing business? Need financial assistance? This workshop will address these issues by providing information on determining money needs, SBA loans, venture capital, working with local banks, use of a business plan to secure financing, services provided by the Small Business Development Center.

Instructor: Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes

FEE: $60

CODE: XBUSD 009

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Note: BRING Lunch – food service is not open on Saturdays

Mar
31
Tue
Introduction to Google Analytics
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to Google Analytics @ Brookdale Community College

Intro to Google Analytics

Does your website and marketing work? Learn how to use the powerful free reporting tool (Google Analytics) to measure the effectiveness of your website and marketing efforts.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 086

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

Apr
1
Wed
Social Media – Using Facebook and Pinterest
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Does your business provide products and services to consumers? Facebook and Pinterest are social networks that focus on reaching the consumer and retail markets.

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics and benefits to creating a presence on these two platforms. An overview of best practices and ample time for Q&A and how to demonstrations will be provided.

NOTE: If you are interested in our Digital Blueprint Certificate, this social media workshop is counted towards the Digital Blueprint Certificate Program requirements.

Instructor: Susan Wilcox

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 077  

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

May
20
Wed
Email Marketing for Small Business
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’ve built your website. Now it’s time to develop an email marketing program. Learn how to build customer loyalty, increase website traffic, and sales. Start by selecting a vendor. Develop strategies for growing your email lists. Learn how to develop compelling content. Review how to create your emails, style guidelines, and frequency of emails. Finally, assess the results of your email marketing

Instructor: Riina Van Rixoort

Fee: $69

Course Code: XBUSD 089

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

May
21
Thu
Pivoting Your Brand Message to Meet the Changing Landscape
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The goal of social media, adwords and email marketing is to get the reader to your website. If your website does not effectively communicate to the reader, they will leave your page in less than 15 seconds. Learn how to make sure your customer knows how you can solve their problem in those 15 seconds.
Instructor: Susan Wilcox

Fee: No Cost

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

May
26
Tue
Search Engine Optimization for Beginners (SEO)
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Search Engine Optimization helps you get found in the Google search results. This back-to-basics class will focus on very specific, actionable steps you can take to make immediate improvements to your website.

Instructor: Roland Reinhart

Fee: No cost

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.

May
27
Wed
Marketing Planning Tools for an Uncertain New Reality
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This interactive webinar is designed to provide small business owners with the tools they need to plan for reopening and succeeding in our new reality, including:

-The importance of Marketing Planning to business success,

-A new SWOT Analysis,

-An updated Competitive Analysis,

-Branding and Marketing Communications with revised marketing messages and an organized editorial calendar,

-Building a Marketing Dashboard to track results to measure effectiveness.

Instructor: Riina Van Rixoort

Register: Call (732) 842-8685 or Register Online for Brookdale Community College.